Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I'm posting Photo Friday early this week, since this Friday is a national holiday. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago when I was at the National Gallery of Art's East Building. Rather than taking pictures of the art, I decided to stretch myself a bit, use my surroundings, and create some art of my own. Having said that, let me throw in this disclaimer: I don't think my photography is all that spectacular and awe-inspiring. I do it as a creative outlet more than anything. I think some of it is good, but other than that, it's just pictures I'm taking. Nothing special.
Well, I'm starting to disabuse myself of that notion for three reasons. First, because the other day Bee and I went to Borders Books and I looked at the calendars that are already out for 2009, particularly the ones for D.C., and determined that some of my stuff is as good, if not better, than what's in some of those calendars. Second, I had someone inquire as to whether they could purchase one of my photos. And finally, because a very good friend and artist contacted me and asked if she could paint one of my pictures. Specifically, the picture I'm featuring as today's Photo Friday. I was flattered, but it didn't end there. She compared my photo to Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, which just blew me away! Wow.
A huge thanks everyone who kicks my stubborn butt up around my ears and helps me think maybe my stuff ain't too shabby after all!